Whoa, Nelly. The other day I got to work to find a package on my desk. I immediately ripped through the packaging (actually, I opened it tactfully) to find two treasures…I can’t wait to share!
1.) The printed version of the blog, A Year of Mornings. I have followed this blog from the beginning and thought: a.) Man alive! The images are amazing and b.) Why don’t more people do this? If you are not familiar with 3191ayearofmornings.com/, the premise is simple: two gals live 3191 miles apart (Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon) and document their mornings by posting one photo to a shared blog every weekday for a year. The women have only met in person once thus their friendship is solely maintained online. The book is visual eye candy and from a design perspective, very inspiring. Take a look!
And the second book:
2.) To Each His Home. Compared to A Year of Mornings this book is a bit quirkier. You won’t see as much of an emphasis on the little details of each day but more how a home has evolved into its own entity over time. The homes in this book are not the product of magazine influences or professional interior designers. Instead, they are expressions of how a marionette maker, a retired union steamfitter, a painter, an inventor, a former Golden Gloves welterweight champion, a visual merchandiser, and a retired stay-at-home mother of seven have made their homes their own. The photography is awesome! A sneak peek:
Now to the goods! Thanks to the Princeton Architectural Press we have two sets of each book to give to you! Tell us what makes your home an extension of you? Is it a collection, a color, a favorite chair, the kitchen, the bathroom, a trinket, an art piece etc? Submit a comment to this posting and we will announce the two randomly selected winners next Tuesday, Nov 18th. If you have a photo, even better (but not required)… post it to our Fresh New Spaces Flickr group and include a link with your comment.
P.S The Princeton Architectural Press publishes so many amazing design/art/architecture-centric books…I would highly suggest picking up a copy of Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping (my new favorite book). I have to share an image, this book is so good: